Despite the fact that the Rishi Maze was just a roughly defined area beyond the Outer Rim, it got a JFL expansion franchise. Early on, many visiting teams were forced to forfeit games because they were unable to locate the team's home stadium, but once Hyperspace routes got nailed down, the Pirates went on a lengthy losing streak. They were particularly bad in cold weather. The Pirates' home stadium had a replica of a Starship parked in the end zone that fired turbolasers into the crowd every time the home team scored. Fortunately for the fans that was a rare occurance.